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Project Citation: 

Bento, Pedro, and Restuccia, Diego. Replication data for: Misallocation, Establishment Size, and Productivity. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2017. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-12-07.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary We consider a model of heterogeneous production units with endogenous entry and productivity investment to assess the quantitative impact of policy distortions: when the productivity elasticity of distortions increases from 0.09 in the United States to 0.5 in India, aggregate output and average establishment size fall by 53 and 86 percent (37 and 0 percent in the standard factor misallocation model). Entry productivity and factor misallocation contribute equally to the reduction in output, whereas lower life-cycle productivity growth is fully offset by increased entry and reduced productivity dispersion. Establishment size differences are consistent with evidence from a new comprehensive cross-country dataset.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Misallocation; Establishment Size; Cross-Country; Correlated Distortions
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      D25 Intertemporal Firm Choice: Investment, Capacity, and Financing
      E23 Macroeconomics: Production
      E24 Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
      L25 Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope
      L60 Industry Studies: Manufacturing: General
      O10 Economic Development: General
      O14 Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage World
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1/1/2000 – 12/31/2012 (Average over 2000-2012)
Universe:  View help for Universe All Manufacturing Establishments
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; census/enumeration data


Data Source:  View help for Data Source Multiple sources, see paper for details.
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Manufacturing Establishments,

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